Explanation of Prestige and Quality

MBA Predictor asks you to input the prestige of your undergraduate institution (from which you received your Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent) and the quality of your work experience on a scale of 0 to 5, with 0 being the worst score and 5 being the best score. In order to help applicants gauge where they fall on each scale, a brief legend below is available for guidance. Please note that applicants should ultimately make their own determination as to the prestige of their undergraduate institution and the quality of their work experience. For example, an applicant with an undergraduate degree from the University of Oxford (UK) should select ‘5’ for undergraduate prestige, even though the legend below would likely indicate a prestige score of ‘4.’

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Prestige of Undergraduate Institution From Which You Received Your Bachelor’s Degree or Its Equivalent
5 – Ivy League, Ivy Plus, Hidden Ivies, Southern Ivies, Little Ivies, Original Eight Public Ivies
4 – Other Prestigious Public and Private Schools
3 – Moderately Prestigious Public and Private Schools
2 – Public and Private Schools That Are Not Classified By Any Other Category
1 – Mediocre and Relatively Unknown Public and Private Schools
0 – Online Degree Programs and Schools, For-Profit Schools

Quality of Work Experience
5 – Very extensive managerial and/or executive duties requiring very extensive critical and independent thinking at a very reputable employer/firm
4 – Extensive managerial and/or executive duties requiring extensive critical and independent thinking at a reputable employer/firm
3 – Moderate managerial and/or executive duties requiring some critical and independent thinking at a reputable employer/firm
2 – Moderate managerial and/or executive duties requiring occasional critical and independent thinking at a somewhat reputable employer/firm
1 – Minimal managerial and/or executive duties requiring minimal critical and independent thinking at a relatively unknown employer/firm
0 – No managerial or executive duties requiring extremely minimal critical or independent thinking required

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